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Iranian investors are ready to finance a project to revive apple orchards in the Ayagoz District of eastern Kazakhstan. The two parties have already signed a memorandum of cooperation on the initiative.
A research branch of Russia's Federal Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Service (Rosselkhoznadzor) reported that during the month of February the Top-10 import countries that violated quarantine regulations when pests were detected on their products alone have accounted for 73% of all violations reported in February.
Head of Russia's Ministry of Agriculture, Alexander Tkachev, relaying information of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inform on the development of agriculture and market regulations of agricultural products, raw materials and food between 2013 - 2020, for the next five years are going to set aside 1.5 thousand hectares of new greenhouses in the next five years to increase the yield of tomatoes and cucumbers by 850 thousand tonnes, with an additional 65 thousand hectares of apple orchards and 50 thousand hectares of new vineyards, each of which would yield an additional 1.3 million tonnes and 200 thousand tonnes of products, respectfully, over the course of 10 years.
Armenia's horticulturists continue to strengthen their storage capabilities in anticipation of being able to increase exports of apples, quinces and persimmons to the Russian market.
Director of the Institute of Contemporary Economics Nikita Isayev discussed his certainty regarding Tajikistan's ability to increase exports of products that were previously supplied by Turkey during the ninth Tajik-Russian Conference on Regional Cooperation. Isayev considers Russia and Tajikistan to be important partners in the trade industry.
Moldova's readiness to increase shipments of agricultural products to the Russian market, as well as to continue negotiations, was confirmed by Edward Grammar, vice minister of agriculture and food industry of Moldova.
A year into Russia's embargo against western countries, Belarus emerges as the country's largest supplier of kiwis, having supplied 10 thousand tonnes of 53 thousand tonnes of kiwis imported by this market. Kiwis, naturally of course, do not grow in Belarus.
In response to the comments of Russia's prime minister, Dmitry Medvedev, regarding the quality of Polish fruit and vegetable products, the head of Poland's Union of Orchards, Miroslav Malishevsky, wants the official to take a look at Poland's orchards for himself.
Assistant head of Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Pytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor), Alexey Alekseyenko, announced that control along Russia's border with Belarus and Kazakhstan will be tightened. Agency inspectors are also planning to closely observe country and back roads.
Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) approved 17 Moldovan fruit suppliers to return to the market after investigations did not reveal quarantine objects.

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